Reiki is a natural adjunct to traditional as well as all other treatment modalities for pain management, stress reduction and the stimulation of the body’s immune system. The Japanese word, Reiki means “universal life force energy”. It is a powerful, yet gentle, method of healing through opening, clearing and balancing of one’s energy system. Reiki was developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.
Reiki treatments can reduce the negative side effects of traditional drug and radiation therapies and promotes the effectiveness of treatments.Reiki can be used together with any other form of medical, natural or alternative therapy in order to compliment it. The healing of emotional traumas can be accelerated with Reiki. Anything benefited by improved internal energy flow, can be improved through the use of Reiki.
A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful, glowing radiance that flows through you and surrounds you. Reiki treats the whole person, (body, mind and spirit) and creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being. Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use and benefit by. Reiki can be used together with any other form of medical, natural or alternative therapy in order to compliment it. You as the receiver, must accept responsibility for your own healing and take an active part in it. Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of, or passing of, the Reiki energy. It is an exchange of mutual intention.
The mutual intention of both giver and receiver is far more important than actual physical touch.
The hands are often held over the chakras (the seven energy centers) of the receiver, but need not be restricted to the chakras.
It’s interesting to note that Columbia/Presbyterian was one of the first hospitals to offer Reiki as part of their Integrative Medicine Program (CIMP). The now famous cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz brought tremendous attention to Reiki when he invited Reiki practitioners to treat patients during open heart surgeries and heart transplant operations. Dr. Oz is often quoted as saying, “Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals.”
A spokesperson from Columbia Integrative Medicine Program at the New York Presbyterian Hospital (CIMP) perhaps expresses it best, saying,
“I find the practice of Reiki very rewarding, as a practitioner. Patients have reported deep relaxation and a sense of profound healing, after one session. I feel that Reiki is a huge asset for any hospital setting, because patients sense that they are in a truly caring environment.”
As Reiki continues to become “a huge asset” for the hospital setting, analytical reporting such as The Touchstone Process continues to add to the much needed pool of evidence that Reiki is indeed a worthy, effective method for facilitating the healing process; one that can contribute to the betterment of patients everywhere and to the betterment of our health care systems.
Wendy will be delighted to answer your questions and discuss the process in becoming a Reiki Practitioner and Reiki Master.
Credit given to Green Lotus for a portion of the above text http://greenlotus.hubpages.com.
Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions, nor do they perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, or interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional, unless they have received training in such a licensed professional practice that supports this. (These professional skills are not part of a Reiki training program). Reiki should not compete with medical doctors and their treatments.